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Occurred : 6/5/1979 18:30 (Entered as : 060579 18:30)
Reported: 8/3/2006 2:59:09 PM 14:59
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Paterson, NJ
Shape: Other
Duration:2 sec.
I realize this happened 27 years ago, but I could never forget it.

I was driving on I-80 heading west, passing the city of Paterson; at 6:30 in the evening in June while the sky was still very sunlit, at the peak of rush hour from N.Y.C. so there were hundreds of other vehicles on the road.

While I was driving, from my right ear I heard a very high pitched sound, like a turbo charger, and at that moment I saw a blue-white light heading right toward me at tremendous speed. It was like a shooting star but only 30 ft. above the ground at the highest. I know this because as it passed over I-80 the object was lower than the overpass ahead evenly following the contour of the hilly terrain,

It was then that a hugh sonic boom occured and rocked my car off the left side wheels, it was such a bang that it felt like something had violently pushed my car, this got my girlfriends attention. Certianly.

At this moment both my, and her left ears popped. Yes just our left ears, remember the object passed from right to left. As fast as it had appeared, it was gone.

Pretty incredible wouldn't you say.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain semi-anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))